Finally, a movie you won’t regret seeing.
By Olivia Daniels
The advancement in technology is often underappreciated, that is until our eyes light up once the lights go down and the screen flashes the creators hard work into our heads and hearts. Of course I am talking about none other than computer animation. Computer animation is filled with endless possibilities and many opportunities, but all it takes is one person—one movie to change the face of animation. Director Garth Jennings is that one person, and “Sing” is that one movie. Jennings created the most innovative musical cartoon yet, of which was the epitome of a perfect equilibrium between talking animal adventures, and singing competitions.
Eagerly optimistic koala, Buster Moon, runs the show, no pun intended, of his once-grand theater as tough times trouble his life’s work. Because a midlife crisis can’t be predicted, consistency is not in this Koala’s vocabulary, but persistence is the word of the day, every day. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambitions, Buster must take his final chance to preserve his one true love, but how? A singing competition. Yes, you heard it correctly, this enthusiastic koala will put the potential collapse of his fading profession in the hands of five contestants; a hesitant pig, a timid elephant, an assured mouse, a burdened gorilla, and a heartbroken porcupine.
Despite being faced with intimidation outside of the competition, these talented works of animation sing appealing covers of classic songs. There is a song cover for everyone. From the pop lover to the punk lover, there is an amazing slew of well executed covers. This variety is not only found in the music but also in the many categories a movie could fit in.
This awe-inspiring film is full of fun surprises from the beginning to the final line of credits. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat when the theatre collapses, leading to a frantic attempt to escape their death. Escaping the inevitable adds an extra hint of fantasy on top of the mystical singing animals. The criminal aspect comes with Jonny- the gorilla’s, character development. Because he is forced into his father’s gang, he faces many morality struggles, especially when his father plans a massive heist. A seemingly dramatic and mature concept, dumbed down to a level of pure enjoyment. There is comedy and romance,
Being an animated children’s movie, Garth Jennings put a brilliant spin on the idea of the survival of the fittest, considering it was a competition. Many families filled the theater seats at each showtime, and because of this, the movies brilliant spin brought in 294.4 million dollars. It earned a 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb, and an unjustly 69% on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie deserves a much better rating, and the cast deserves more credit. This movie is definitely worth seeing, whether you are going with your family or just friends is a good use of time and money, despite ridiculous movie theater prices.